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More than 10 million people have enrolled for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Yet, millions more are still uninsured, paying too much for health insurance, or unaware that they are eligible for affordable or no-cost coverage.

Today we are partnering with healthcare advocates and bloggers across the country in order to encourage everyone who has signed up for health insurance under the law to share their story and shed light on the process. We plan to disseminate these stories from all different sources by state, and over three days.

Sharing our stories is powerful. It is the reason the ACA was passed in the first place. Stories are equally important to encourage people to enroll in a healthcare plan. Please feel free to share your or your family's healthcare story in the comments section below and share this link far and wide. Together we are a powerful force for healthy families!

National (More than one state mentioned)
"You Can Say This Better Than We Ever Could," by David Simas, White House Blog
"The Affordable Care Act / Obamacare: What's in it for Immigrant Families?" by Elisa Batista, MomsRising.org
"My Coverage Story: Millions of Americans are enrolling in new healthcare coverage starting in October," by Families USA
"Personal Stories", by Get Covered America
"Top 8 Questions About the Affordable Care Act", by Nina Perez, MomsRising.org
"My Obamacare Story", by MoveOn.org
"Millions Gaining Health Coverage Under Law," by Robert Pear and Abby Goodnough, New York Times
"What Has Obamacare Done For Me Lately?", Tumblr
"With new year, Medicaid takes on a broader health-care role," by Sandhya Somashekhar and Karen Tumulty, Washington Post

Arizona
"Insured, finally: Families put Obamacare to the real test,", by JoNel Aleccia, NBC News
"Obamacare Works", by Nona S., Phoenix, AZ, Planned Parenthood
"Los hispanos y el Mercado de Seguros de Salud de Obamacare: Cómo fluye el proceso -- en español -- en cinco estados clave," por Rafael Prieto Zartha, AARP en español
"Consumers Start Using Coverage Under Health Law," by Robert Pear and Abby Goodnough, New York Times

California
"VIDEO: This is why healthcare reform matters", posted by Organizing for Action on YouTube:

"Let's Make Sure Coverage Continues", by Connie Corley, MomsRising.org
"We Just Enrolled in Obamacare," by Erin Kotecki Vest, Queen of Spain
"Obamacare Works", by Gail R., Sacramento, CA, Planned Parenthood
"Getting Signed Up: Richard from California", by Geraldine Slevin, Consumers Union
"Obamacare Brings Millions Out of the Shadows of the Uninsured", by Marielena Hincapie, National Immigration Law Center
"Meet the Health Care First-Timers," by Nate Rott, NPR
"Los hispanos y el Mercado de Seguros de Salud de Obamacare: Cómo fluye el proceso -- en español -- en cinco estados clave," por Rafael Prieto Zartha, AARP en español
"California Chinese Forums Provide Straight Talk on Obamacare", by Summer Chiang, New America Media

Colorado
"Talking About Healthcare Can Be Easy," by Molly Wingate, Slow Parenting Teens

Connecticut
"Obamacare Works", by Sara B., Hartford, CT, Planned Parenthood

Florida
"It's Crunch Time for Expanding Medicaid in Florida," by Bianka Salomon, MomsRising.org
"Obamacare Success Stories Showing Up in S. Florida," by CBS Miami
"The ACA Could Save My Life", by Emily Vrotsos, MomsRising.org and Feminspire.com
"Who's Left Out of Affordable Coverage?" by Ida Eskamani, Florida CHAIN
"How a Health Care Party Helped Me Support a Friend," by Meredith Tweed, University of Central Florida
"A Vehement Obamacare Opponent Accepts $10,000 Subsidy for Health Care Coverage," by Nina Perez, MomsRising.org
"Los hispanos y el Mercado de Seguros de Salud de Obamacare: Cómo fluye el proceso -- en español -- en cinco estados clave," por Rafael Prieto Zartha, AARP en español
"How Obamacare Helps in the Fight Against Breast Cancer", by Ruth Vasquez, MomsRising.org
"Giving Myself the Gift of Being Covered," by Sili Recio, My Mamihood

Georgia

Illinois
"End of the Month Controversy: Obamacare", by Lea Grover, Becoming Super Mommy
"Beneath health law's botched rollout is basic benefit for millions of uninsured Americans," by Lena H. Sun and Amy Goldstein, New York Times

Kentucky

Maryland
"I Am Voting for My Son's Health, His Future", by Christine Farley, MomsRising.org
"Health for the Holidays," by Cindy Hutch, MomsRising.org

Massachusetts
"I Am Voting for the Affordable Care Act, My Daughter's Health and Economic Future", by AnnMarie Duchon, MomsRising.org

Michigan
"Alive Because of the Affordable Care Act", by Shawn McDonald, MomsRising.org

Minnesota
"I Am Voting for My Daughter's Health, Her Future Financial Security", by Lisa Doyle, MomsRising.org

Missouri

New Hampshire
"I Am Voting for My Mother-in-Law's Health Care, My Family's Economic Security," by Elisanta Batista, MomsRising.org

New Jersey
"Pro-Obamacare group releases poll, promises to expand education efforts on the law," by Susan K. Livo, The Star-Ledger

New York
"Los hispanos y el Mercado de Seguros de Salud de Obamacare: Cómo fluye el proceso -- en español -- en cinco estados clave," por Rafael Prieto Zartha, AARP en español
"I was an ObamaCare guinea pig," by Sally Kohn, FoxNews.com

North Carolina
"MomsRising: A Raleigh Mom Goes to Washington" by Felicia Willems, Go Ask Mom
"Flu Season in NC", by Ilina P., Dirt and Noise

Ohio

"Mom Knows Best," by Get Covered America

Oregon
"A Toast to Health Care," by Pamela Fitzsimmons, Held to Answer

Pennsylvania

South Dakota
"What I Told My State Senators About Medicaid Expansion," by Mohan Varghese, Direct Care Alliance, Inc.

Tennessee
"Home Care Worker Fights for the Right to Assist Clients", by Elise Nakhnikian, Direct Care Alliance, Inc.
"Crying in the Middle of the Walmart Pharmacy", by Ginger, Ginger's Guide to Life & Other Important Stuff

Texas
"The ACA Is Here to Stay: 4 Ways That's a Beautiful Thing", by Christina Sinatra and Liz Moskowitz, Texans Care for Children

Siegel: System offers young adults affordable coverage options," by Nicole Siegel, Houston Chronicle
"Los hispanos y el Mercado de Seguros de Salud de Obamacare: Cómo fluye el proceso -- en español -- en cinco estados clave," por Rafael Prieto Zartha, AARP en español

Virginia
"Health Reform in Action: A Mother's Story", by Colleen Curtis, WhiteHouse.gov
"Help Advocate for Affordable Health Care in Virginia", by Jessica Brill Ortiz, Direct Care Alliance, Inc.

Washington
"Affordable Care Act: Ingrid's Success Story", a YouTube testimonial shared by Roberta Riley:

Washington, D.C.
"Standing with the President for the Affordable Care Act", by Amanda Barrett, MomsRising.org
"An Ode to No-Cost Birth Control", by Lisa Pearlstein, National Women's Law Center
"Telling the President My Story," by Monica Weeks, MomsRising.org

West Virginia
"Law's Expanded Medicaid Coverage Brings a Surge in Sign-Ups", by Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times


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